an arch of steel, timber, etc., having a trusslike framework maintaining rigidity under a variety of eccentric loads: a true arch because it is fixed or tied at both sides of the base.
a building frame employing a heavy, braced framework of solid girts mortised into solid posts the full height of the frame, with studs one story high filling the interstices.
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle. bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs. Furniture. collar (def 13). Contemporary Examples A Girl Triumphs Over an Unspeakable Crime Gayle Tzemach Lemmon July 26, 2010 ‘Sunset, Istanbul Style’: Staten Island Woman Sarai Sierra Murdered Mike Giglio February 2, 2013 11 […]
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle. bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs. Furniture. collar (def 13). Contemporary Examples Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week Raquel Laneri September 10, 2014 The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Says Michonne’s Cute, Wouldn’t Mind a Romance Melissa Leon November 10, […]
a person or thing that braces, binds, or makes firm. Informal. a stimulating drink, especially one of liquor. a guard or band worn over the wrist of the bow hand to protect it from the snap of the bowstring. Historical Examples McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908. Various Cy Whittaker’s Place Joseph C. […]